Sentence Examples


  • Sometimes there is too little peristalsis, which can slow the passage of undigested material through the colon and cause constipation.
  • Motility disorders such as Hirschsprung's disease and psuedo-obstruction may cause blockages by retarding peristalsis, the intestinal muscle contractions that move food and waste.
  • Handling the bowel during abdominal surgery can also cause peristalsis to stop, so people who have had abdominal surgery are more likely to experience ileus.
  • Normally, the colon is quiet during most of that period except after meals, when its muscles contract in a series of wavelike movements called peristalsis.
  • If the case is not a medical emergency, homeopaths and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine can recommend therapies that may help to reinstate peristalsis.